Richard H. Ruebe, President, Chief Operating Officer
brings over 30 years' experience growing and optimizing manufacturing companies.
From 2006 to 2014 he was CEO / President of GTL Resources and Illinois River Energy a 130MMGY G1 plant he successfully built, expanded, optimized and diversified prior to its sale in mid - 2014.
Prior to GTL Richard was President and CEO of Hollinee LLC
, a fiberglass and non wovens filter manufacturing company which had nine manufacturing facilities in Europe and the US and over 750 employees.
As its Chief Executive Officer, Richard successfully streamlined the manufacturing facilities, improved profitability and successfully arranged the sale of the business.
Prior to this role, Richard was Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Interlake Material Handling Inc., a company with sales of $300 million.
managed four plants and the construction of a Greenfield facility in Mexico for Interlake.
Previously, Richard worked for Boots Pharmaceuticals, part of the Boots UK global business, and Zenith Electronics Inc. in several senior financial roles.
Richard has an M.B.A. and B.S. in Accounting, from the University of Illinois and is a CPA.